Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Online Auctions - Bid Now - Save Money

Online Auctions with no Buyer's Premium going on now...Hurry and Bid www.HendersonAuctions.com to register and bid at no cost! 800-850-2252



Dates: Bidding Opens Tuesday, June 28th 9am - Closes Wed., June 29th various times

Dates: Bidding Opens Tuesday, July 12th 9am - Closes Wed. July 13th various times

Location: Broussard, Louisiana & 13340 Florida Blvd. Livingston, LA 70754 ( I-12, Exit 22 ) Two Different Locations Call for Directions 800-850-2252

No Buyer's Premiums or Hidden Fees! Proxy bid on any lot up to 24 hours before the auction starts.

Dates: Bidding Opens Tuesday, June 28th 9am - Closes Wed., June 29th various times

LOT 3620 2005 GROVE TMS500E 40 Ton Cap Crane - located in Livingston, LA
LOT 3647 2006 CAT 400KW Generator - located at 3507 Captain Cade Rd. Broussard, LA 70518 (hard hats and steel toe boots required)
LOT 4028 CAT XQ100-4 100KW Generator - located at 3507 Captain Cade Rd. Broussard, LA 70518 (hard hats and steel toe boots required)
LOT 3623 BAD BOY Extreme Stand Behind Mower - located in Livingston, LA
LOT 3637 2002 INTERNATIONAL 4300 SBA 16' Flatbed Truck - located at 3507 Captain Cade Rd. Broussard, LA 70518 (hard hats and steel toe boots required)
LOT 3641 2010 PETERBILT 348 17 Ton Hyd Crane Truck 18k miles - located at 3507 Captain Cade Rd. Broussard, LA 70518 (hard hats and steel toe boots required)

Dates: Bidding Opens Tuesday, July 12th 9am - Closes Wed. July 13th various times

LOT 3009 DEERE 700J Dozer -Salvage - located in Livingston, LA
LOT 2993 DEERE 650 Dozer - located in Livingston, LA
LOT 3010 1999 KENWORTH W900 TRACTOR TRUCK - located in Livingston, LA
(10) LINCOLN SAE400 WELDERS - located in Livingston, LA

Buyer’s Premium: NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS for Online Only Auctions!

Online Bidding Registration Information:


Internet Bidders - Please do not submit your registration more than once. Approvals are typically processed within a few hours during normal business hours. To insure that your approval is completed in time for the sale, we suggest that you submit your registration before sale day. The registration you submit online is ONLY good for internet bidding, NOT onsite bidding. Your information will be good for all future sales and you will not need to register again.
General Auction Site Policies When entering an auction site (either on our permanent facility or at an offsite location) you do this at your own risk. Henderson Auctions is not responsible for any injuries or damage to property that occurs at our auction sites. All items sold as is/ where is. Inspection prior to bidding is recommended and available. Buyer is responsible for all freight, handling costs, and taxes where applicable.

Monday, June 27, 2016

History of Auctions

In today's society the auction industry has transformed dramatically over the past 2,000 years. Yes, you read that correctly...

Records handed down from ancient Greeks document auctions occurring as far back as 500 B.C. At this time, women were auctioned off as wives. In Rome, around the time of Christ, auctions were popular for family estates and the selling of war plunder. One of the most significant historical auctions occurred in 193 A.D. when the Praetorian Guard put the entire Roman Empire on the auction block.
American auctions date back to the arrival of the Pilgrims on America’s eastern shores in the 1600's and continued in popularity during colonization with the sale of crops, imports, livestock, tools, slaves and entire farms. Colonels during the American Civil War were the only people allowed to auction war plunder and today many auctioneers carry the title of “Colonel.” Auction schools came to the United States in the early 1900's. The Great Depression created many opportunities for auctioneers, as their services were needed to liquidate the assets of individuals and businesses hurt by the economy. reference: http://www.auctioneers.org/consumers/auction-history


A Peep at Christies (1796) - caricature of actress Elizabeth Farrenand huntsman Lord Derby examining paintings at Christie's, by JamesGillray. 

In some parts of England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries auction by candle began to be used for the sale of goods and leaseholds. In a candle auction, the end of the auction was signaled by the expiration of a candle flame, which was intended to ensure that no one could know exactly when the auction would end and make a last-second bid. Sometimes, other unpredictable processes, such as a footrace, were used in place of the expiration of a candle. This type of auction was first mentioned in 1641 in the records of the House of Lords. The practice rapidly became popular, and in 1660 Samuel Pepys's diary recorded two occasions when the Admiralty sold surplus ships "by an inch of candle". Pepys also relates a hint from a highly successful bidder, who had observed that, just before expiring, a candle-wick always flares up slightly: on seeing this, he would shout his final - and winning - bid. The London Gazette began reporting on the auctioning of artwork at the coffeehouses and taverns of London in the late 17th century. reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auction

The auction industry has a gross revenue in the billions yearly with the fastest growing sectors being agricultural, machinery, equipment auctions and residential real estate auctions. Even in a presidential year with low oil prices, the auction industry thrives.
Henderson Auctions  has been in existence since 1957 with a staff that has a combined experience level of 133 years in the auction world. We know how to market your assets, please call us today to discuss our flexible auction terms. 800-850-2252 office: 225-686-2252 fax 225-686-0647

Photograph of a 1958 Henderson Auction's event.


Fun Facts:

  • The word “auction” derives from the Latin word “auctus,” which means “increasing.”
  • Rome was the first nation to license auctioneers.
  • Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius sold family furniture at auction to satisfy debts.
  • The “Magister Auctionarium” drove a spear into the ground to start the auction. Today, auctioneers use gavels many times throughout an auction.
  • Founded in 1674 by Baron Claes RÃ¥lamb, Stockholms Auktionsverk is the oldest auction house still in business.
  • Candles were used in the 1700's at auctions to declare the winner. If you were the high bidder at the time when the candle extinguished itself, you won the auction.
  • In the mid-1700's, auctions were commonly held in taverns. Elaborate and detailed catalogs for works of art were considered art themselves.
  • America’s first president, George Washington, was an avid auction buyer.
  • Jones’ National School of Auctioneering and Oratory was the first American auction school and was established in Davenport, Iowa, in 1906.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Do you want to Make Money? Sell at Auction!



Send us your surplus equipment, trucks, trailers, farming equipment, pick-ups, autos, campers, RV's, ATV's, etc... (We sell almost anything!!) and get a check in 14 business days!


Henderson Auctions is excited to announce our Summer Contractor’s Equipment Auction at our Livingston, Louisiana location. This site is conveniently located between Baton Rouge, LA and New Orleans, LA . We will be liquidating heavy equipment, tractor trucks, trailers, farming equipment, pick-ups and marine items from multiple contractors, rental companies, government agencies, banks and lending institutions on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 28th, 29th & 30th, 2016. 

This annual summer auction will be internationally advertised with worldwide trade publications such as; Machinery Trader, Truck Paper, Tractor House, Mascus.com, African Machinery Trader, Middle East Equipment, etc. Our strategic marketing allows for world-wide internet bidding that creates top dollar for your items.

Henderson Auctions can turn your surplus equipment into cash by offering:

• Straight Commission Auctions
• Guarantee’s 
• Buy-Outs


For a confidential consultation to discuss our auction options contact our sales office at
800-850-2252 or 225-686-2252 or email sales@hendersonauctions.com

List Your Equipment Now to Take Advantage of our International Advertising Campaign
Brochure Deadline is Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 5:00pm.

Visit www.HendersonAuctions.com for additional information and all our auction listings!
Consign early for our Marine, Oilfield and Construction Auction, scheduled September 29th, 2016 in Houma, Louisiana.


Thank you to our loyal customers for 58 years of business! We will continue to work hard to serve your auction needs!